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Thursday, March 5, 2020

PRIDE Reading Program, Red Book Level 3 ~ a TOS review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. 

For the last five weeks McKenzie and I have had the opportunity to work with the PRIDE Red Book Program Kit - Level 3 from PRIDE Reading Program to provide structured literacy in our homeschool. Let me tell you more!


The PRIDE Reading Program is an Orton-Gillingham based phonetic reading program geared for beginning readers on up. PRIDE gives parents, teachers, and tutors and easy and fun way to teach beginning or struggling readers through its multi-sensory approach.



The PRIDE Reading Program is a self-paced, multi sensory program that offers an affordable way to teach this researched based curriculum so that everyone can be successful readers. Each level kit also offers teacher training so that you will be confident in teaching the program.
We received the PRIDE Red Book which retails for $159.85 and includes a student handbook, online teachers guide, white board, PRIDE Sound cards, and the PRIDE Letter tiles, in addition to the online teacher training mentioned above.




To start out, it is recommended you have your student take the online placement test. The test is simple and will guide you to the correct placement within the program. McKenzie tested at a 15 the day we took the assessment but after checking out the Red and Purple examples I choose for her to start in the Red book. McKenzie can actually read pretty well, but her spelling definitely needs some more work so it was great to be able to use this to help her with this area.


The Red Book has 21 learning modules that are divided into 3 units. Each unit contains 9 steps to complete the lesson. Each unit is broken down into three steps, introduction, practice, and reinforcement. The lessons are scripted so you the teacher will not have to worry about what to say and when. The Red - Level 3 provides instruction on Long “i” and “e”, vowel digraphs, closed syllable rules for -ind, -ild, -old, and -ost, as well as the suffix “ed”.


I was able to work with McKenzie three days a week with this reading program. Lessons were quick and easy for her to complete and usually took no more than 20 minutes. McKenzie has enjoyed the lessons, but at times she and I felt that it was way too much review and that she already knew the material being presented. She could read all the pages of fluency words without hesitation and because there was no real challenge to some of the lessons I found that McKenzie would get bored and loose focus at times.



As we have been using this for a few weeks now, I do wish we would have had the option to choose the next book up, the Purple Book. However, that doesn’t take away from the program as a whole. The instruction and activities are excellent and the fact that it is multi-sensory really appealed to McKenzie as a whole. We are going to continue plugging away at the lessons to continue to strengthen her spelling skills because I have seen improvement with using this program.


Many of my Cremates were able to review the different levels of the PRIDE Reading Program including the Beginning, Yellow, Level 1, Orange, Level 2, so be sure to check out what they have to say about each level by clicking the banner below.

PRIDE Reading Program Level Kit. {PRIDE Reading Program Reviews}

Format ~ online teacher training, online lesson plans, physical student kit
 Price ~ $159.85

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